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Tour des Fiz: Tour of the 6 Refuges in 5 days #familyfriendly

The Grand Tour des Fiz for the whole family with 4 nights in a refuge

Sport Tour des Fiz: Tour of the 6 Refuges in 5 days #familyfriendly Passy


Departing from Passy (74190)
Duration of the itinerary : 5 Days
Total elevation gain : 2800m
Vertical drop : 2800m
Distance : 38km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Day 1: Departure Passy Plaine Joux then climb to Chalets de Platé. Overnight stay at Refuge de Sales. 4h50 walking, 11km, 1200 D+, 650 D-.
Day 2: From Sales, reach the Fonts refuge via the Pleureuse and Sauffaz waterfalls and the carriage trail. Overnight at the refuge des Fonts. 3h30 walking, 9km, 400 D+, 900 D-.
Day 3: Departure from the Refuge des Fonts for the Refuge Alfred Wills via the Petit Col d'Anterne. Overnight stay at Alfred Wills. 2h35 walk, 6km, 700 D+, 250 D-.
Day 4: From Alfred Wills, join the Moëde Anterne refuge via Lac d'Anterne. Overnight stay at Moëde Anterne. 2h walking, 5km, 450 D+, 300 D-.
Day 5: Return to Plaine Joux via the Chatelet d'Ayères refuge and Lac Vert. Possibility of passing Lac de Pormenaz between Moëde and Chatelet. 2h40 walking, 7.5km, 100 D+, 750 D-.

Total elevation gain : 2800m
Altitude max : 2300m
Vertical drop : 2800m

Difficult passages

Steep ascent between Plaine Joux and Platé (900 EG)

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    Free access. There is no charge for the tour itself, only for accommodation and services (catering, accompaniment by a mountain professional). Bivouacs are authorized but regulated in nature reserves.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : German, English

    Itinerary in a nature reserve: dogs prohibited, even on a leash

    Period of practice

    From 15/06 to 10/09.
    Check shelter openings at www.monrefugeaupaysdumontblanc.com

    From November to May, the route is cleared. Snow may still be present in spring.
    In winter, access to the Tour des Fiz is not recommended (high-level ski mountaineering only).

    Accessible outside the snow season and depending on weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Offices beforehand for current access conditions and the opening hours of refuges along the route.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Free car park
    • Car park


    Passy Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
    Departing from : Passy (74190)
    Latitude : 45.950704 - Longitude : 6.739002

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 13/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Passy